Last Night I Dreamed Of Chickens Poem by Jack Prelutsky

Last Night I Dreamed Of Chickens

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Last night I dreamed of chickens,
there were chickens everywhere,
they were standing on my stomach,
they were nesting in my hair,
they were pecking at my pillow,
they were hopping on my head,
they were ruffling up their feathers
as they raced about my bed.

They were on the chairs and tables,
they were on the chandeliers,
they were roosting in the corners,
they were clucking in my ears,
there were chickens, chickens, chickens
for as far as I could see...
when I woke today, I noticed
there were eggs on top of me.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Joey Tan 17 February 2012

Humorous and interesting poem indeed! Your dream came true! :)

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Ewa Espling 21 August 2009

what is a dream and what is real....... we all live in our own dream world.... its so amazing who can tell what is a dream or not... we all live in our own dreamworld...its a lovely lovely poem....

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Natasha Zeb 20 January 2012

adding to Milti Symeonoglou's assessment, the eggs might symbolize that after such dreams one definitely has time enough to avert a future tragedy, if used wisely.

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Rita Cerniglia 13 March 2010

Were you visiting Arkansas when you dreamt of chickens, I wonder? Being the 'chicken capitol' (thanks to Tyson) I often dream of chickens and see eggs first thing in the morning too. Thanks for sharing your charming wit, it makes me smile.

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Dylan Oppedahl 14 July 2009

Some poems do have a hidden meaning. But don't think this one does. I think it was meant to make people smile. Poems like these are never really accepted as masterpieces because they aren't depressing.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 29 January 2022

Most deserving Modern Poem Of The Day, I enjoyed immensely the humor of the late great poet

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Bharati Nayak 27 September 2021

Egg or chicken --Which comes first? Perhaps your poem relates to this question.You dreamed about chicken and found eggs first.You have to proceed from egg to chicken.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 27 September 2021

A very funny poem with chicken galore! Jack covered with eggs in the morning.

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Nabakishore Dash 15 September 2021

Dream chickens laid really golden eggs.

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 15 September 2021

Yes, that's a humorous poem; Chicken and eggs- good dream

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